West Country Rail & Sail
22nd April 2019
Price per person:
£25 per night single occupancy supplement.
This tour combines a relaxing cruise along the Grand Western Canal and journeys through the counties of Somerset and Devon.
We depart our local area and travel straight to our hotel making suitable comfort and refreshment stops along the way.
This morning we have free time in Tiverton before a gentle cruise along the Grand Western Canal by horse-drawn barge. During the journey you will hear some tales about the canal and often there is a minute's silence so you can experience the true peace and tranquillity of traveling by horse-drawn barge. Tea and scones will be served during the journey.
Today we join the West Somerset Railway, Britain's longest steam railway, at Bishops Lydeard for a scenic ride through the Quantock Hills to the resort of Minehead. Time at leisure in Minehead before continuing your journey by coach along the Somerset and Devon coast as we return to our hotel.
After breakfast we embark on a tour of the delightful villages of Devon. We head north to the market town of Barnstaple with an interesting stop at the Quince Honey Farm en route.
We bid farewell to our hotel and commence our journey making a stop at a mystery location before continuing our journey back to our local area.